JESUS, MASTER, TEACH ME.
Teach me, teach me, dearest Jesus
In Thine own sweet loving way.
All the lessons of perfection
I must practice day by day.
Teach me Meekness, dearest Jesus,
Of Thine own the counterpart;
Not in words and actions only.
But the meekness of the heart.
Teach Humility, sweet Jesus,
To this poor, proud heart of mine,
Which yet wishes,O my Jesus,
To be modelled after Thine.
Teach me Fervor, dearest Jesus,
To comply with every grace,
So as never to look backwards,
Never slacken in the race.
Teach me Poverty, sweet Jesus,
That my heart may never cling
To whate’er its love might sever
From my Saviour, Spouse, and King,
Teach me Chastity, sweet Jesus,
That my every day may see
Something added to the likeness
That my soul should bear to Thee,
Teach Obedience,dearest Jesus,
Such as was Thy daily food
In Thy toilsome earthly journey
From the cradle to the rood.
Teach Thy Heart to me, dear Jesus,
Is my fervent, final prayer,
For all beauties and perfections
Are in full perfection there.